MyPillow Refuses to Join Advertising Boycott of Tucker Carlson

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he won’t join other major companies in boycotting Tucker Carlson’s prime-time show on Fox News.

“MyPillow is not changing its advertising. I make all my advertising decisions based on what is best for my customers and my employees,” Lindell said in a statement provided to Newsweek. “MyPillow believes all lives matter and values all our employees and customers, treating them like family.”

T-Mobile, Walt Disney Company, Papa John’s, and Poshmark all announced last week that they will no longer place advertisements on Carlson’s show, Deadline first reported.

“We haven’t run ads on Tucker Carlson Tonight since early May and have canceled all future placements. We will continue to support those who stand against racial injustice,” T-Mobile wrote on Twitter.

Papa John’s, whose founder was booted from the company in 2018 for using a racial slur, confirmed with The New York Times that it would stop advertising on opinion shows.

The advertising boycott comes in response to Carlson’s scathing criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement during his Monday night monologue.

“It tells you that Black Lives Matter is in fact a political party, maybe the strongest political party in the United States as of tonight,” said Carlson, mocking several prominent Democrats in Minnesota throughout his remarks.

He concluded the 25-minute monologue by claiming the “moment we are living through” has “very little to do with black lives.”

“What is going on? What is this about? Even the outlines are blurry at this point, but we know this: no matter what they tell you, it has very little to do with black lives. If only it did. If Democratic leaders cared about saving the lives of black people, and they should, they wouldn’t ignore the murders of thousands of young black men in their cities every year,” said Carlson.

Carlson survived a similar advertising boycott in 2018 when 20 companies pulled their ads from his show.

Despite the outcry from corporate America, Carlson – and Fox News Channel more broadly – continues to dominate in ratings. Among the three major cable news networks, Fox News had the five most-watched shows in May.

Hannity finished in first place overall with a nightly audience of 4.231 million viewers, followed by Tucker Carlson Tonight with 4.192 million viewers, The Five with 3.734 million viewers, The Ingraham Angle with 3.485 million viewers, and Special Report with Bret Baier at 3.085 million viewers.

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Mike Lindell” by Mike Lindell. Photo “Tucker Carlson” by Tucker Carlson Tonight. Background Photo “Fox News Studio” by Inside Cable News. CC BY 2.0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Thoughts to “MyPillow Refuses to Join Advertising Boycott of Tucker Carlson”

  1. Ginger Morrell

    Yup. Gonna boycott every company from Kohl’s to papa john’s that have stood against free speech. Hoping all other common sense americans do the same. We will get all our pillows from lindell direct. The beauty of all is don’t read or listen if you don’t like the person or comment. Free speech is a God given liberty Dems and big tech have decided only they speak truth lol!!! What a joke.

  2. Burt

    I don’t know who controls your comment section. One important thing about comments is that you can open up and read all sides in communication. What good is it when you only allow comments you agree with to be posted? If we’re going to rebuild our country it’s healthy to allow a forum where agreements and disagreements occur. Currently, your not open to all sides communicating in a non-violent fashion. I can only hope that this stance will change in the future. I love America and you love America and I for one don’t hate you! We’re a democracy and one thing we do best is getting along with all of our neighbors and by working through are differences. Lets give it a try! Please….

  3. J Thomas

    Screw T Mobile, Lime is ever purchase their joke of a phone service, screw Disney-I refuse to be told what to think or feel, especially by Disney. I am dropping your movies club and will no longer take my kids to Disney. To many other awesome places to take them. Tucker is correct and if you do t like watching him, turn the channel. If you don’t like what he has to say maybe he has a point you should ponder and discuss but you aren’t Interested in communicating or having a conversation. You support, rioting, burning, looting, anarchy, murder, and Marxism. Not in my lifetime!

    1. Bill Mack

      I personally think “My Pillow” is a curse on Fox News. We like the broadcasts, but would find them impossible to watch without a mute mutton in hand to mute Mr. Lindell’s very frequent appearances. I’m confident we are not the only ones that he grates on and that many just down watch Fox anymore. Oh how I wish he would just go away.

  4. Mark

    Liberals in charge of these corporations. They will advertise all day long on networks that trash and lie about conservatives. They are a big joke! What Tucker said is the absolute truth!

  5. Brenda

    And I will boycott T-Mobile, Walt Disney Company, Papa John’s, and Poshmark…are they crazy! Tucker is not a racist, idiots! But they are showing their true sentiments that no one can disagree with far left idiotic ideologies and groups. Tucker will survive without them…but will they survive without us!

  6. Dale E Harvey

    But the grace of God this man has come back from Hell. Thank you for seeing the true and standing up for it.

  7. Shelly

    Telling the truth is now a punishable offense in crazy land. Smh

  8. It looks like the MyPillow CEO was asleep at the wheel. Look at this headline exactly one month later: “Tucker Carlson announces ‘long-planned’ vacation from Fox News show after top writer fired for racist, sexist posts” (https://news.yahoo.com/tucker-carlson-announces-long-planned-160400196.html). Gee, who could’ve seen that coming?

  9. Janice

    Good for Mike Lindell. He’s been through a lot in life, knows what’s important, and how fragile life is. I love that guy!

  10. MuneShadowe

    What goes around….

  11. Murica

    I mean Papa Johns used a racism hoax to oust founder John Schattner, so I closed my accounts with them after that. HR department literally gave him a prepared statement that included examples of slurs, and then the board used this as a pretext to fire him when he read them aloud.

  12. Suzy Purvis

    Love all my pillows I have bought through years for myself or for gifts. Great products, great service…about to purchase sheets and probably another set of toppers while on sale. Topper is wonderful. I have split king bed so bought 2–. Go Mike. We are watching

  13. Grammysam

    I want a list of all of the former advertisers for the Tucker Carlson show, so we can ALL BOYCOTT THEM. IF THEY ARE ALIGNING THEMSELVES WITH THE DEMOSOCIALIST COMMUNISTS AND THE SOROS/CLINTON/OBAMA MAFIA MACHINE, I WANT THE WORLD TO BOYCOTT ALL OF THEM!

    1. Ron Welch

      Yes, we need the list of these craven appeasers to these anarcharists, fascists and communists. BTW, I see they apparently have not pulled down the statue of Lenin in Seattle. It was him, a tyrant murderer, that called the duped Bolsheviks of his day, “useful idiots”.

    2. Bart

      You need to get yourself one of those black colored 8 ball toys. That way you can ask it if the wish you stated will really come true. You made need to do it several times to get your desired answer…. Good luck!

  14. Charlotte Biernacki

    Thank the Lord somebody will stand up for what is Right. God bless u 2 men. Please don’t stop. America needs you.

  15. Sovereign Mary

    That’s because Mike Lindell is a wise conservative!

  16. Tracy Wilson

    I’ll be buying a my pillow soon! Keep up the good work Mike and Tucker! All lives matter!

  17. Deplorable Bay Stater

    It’s great to see that someone still has the backbone to stand up to the PC crowd and do what’s right. I’ll add all of the other companies mentioned to my list of those I refuse to do business with.

  18. Mike Johnson

    I know where I’m getting my next pillow…Well done Mike Lindell!

    1. Kimberly Peoples

      Me too!! My hats off to Mike!!

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